The area’s largest salute to freedom fighters is at City Park starting with the Denver Veterans Day Festival on Saturday, November 11, 2023. This family-friendly event offers FREE admission, a music stage, kids & family activities, military displays, and vendors. The festival serves as a celebratory “Thank You” to our Veterans who have fought to ensure our freedoms.
The in-person 5K and 10K runs open registration at 7:30 a.m. in City Park. The runs start at 9 a.m. You can register to run here.
The Parade starts around 10:35 a.m. right after the conclusion of the run. It is a march through military history as participants represent different conflicts over the years, including the Revolutionary War, Civil War, World War I, World War II and so on.
Each engagement will feature military memorabilia from that era, including old uniforms, vehicles and weapons. The veterans organizations have agreed to march together to showcase their organizations’ historic roots in these eras.
Spectators will also enjoy corporate floats, car clubs, marching units, bands, and more.
The Denver Veterans Day Festival follows until 1 p.m. The FREE festival includes live music, a display of vintage and modern military vehicles, kids & family activities and a wide variety of vendors.